Floating Islands

Riverside Aquatics - Natural Floating Islands


Natural Floating Oasis.

Natural floating islands provide an economical solution when converting a conventional chemical pool into natural pool. Greening can be an expensive exercise and if you are not inclined to follow the pricey route of circulating water between a pool and a pond of the same size, where the water is filtered by plants, then a natural floating island is the option that you’re looking for.


Natural floating islands are an easy, practical and inexpensive green option that eventually becomes a beautiful and alive water feature. A natural floating island needs to cover roughly 10% of the surface of a pool and is made of bamboo, coir geotextile (woven and unwoven biodegradable textiles), coco peat and coco fibre.


The floatability or buoyancy is managed with the aid of recycled plastic bottles placed underneath the matrix, a recent solution is the use of recycled cork from wine bottles.


Natural floating islands can be vegetated with a variety of both aquatic and non-aquatic plants. Harvest your herbs and veggies while you swim. Swim with nature not against it.


Riverside Aquatics has floating islands available in a kit for (DIY) comprising all of the above, or can they be constructed and vegetated for you.


To view the DIY video click here.




DIY Kit from: R400.00 per square metre.


Pre-constructed from: R800.00 per square metre.


Pre-constructed and vegetated from: R1050.00 per square metre.


All pricing excludes delivery costs. Pre-vegetated islands are made up of an assortment of 10 plants.


For more information or to place an order email riverside@wol.co.za